John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Drs. Marwa Majdi, Jared Marquis, and David Delene Participate in the First Edition of the UND Early Career Awards Ceremony

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Principal Investigator Marwa Majdi, research assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences, and Co-Principal Investigator Jared Marquis, assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences with their senior mentor Dr. David Delene, a research professor at the atmospheric sciences department, presented their research project outcomes at the Early Career Award Program event occurred on December 6th, 2023. The multidisciplinary team […]

Food systems Adapted for Resiliency and Maximized Security (FARMS) Funded

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Jianglong Zhang and Jared Marquis are Co-Is for a recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines project titled “Food systems Adapted for Resiliency and Maximized Security (FARMS)”. The competitive award funds programs that help solve food insecurity and expand economic opportunities. The NSF Engines program was authorized by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science […]

Drs. Mounir Chrit and Marwa Majdi Join Faculty

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Mounir Chrit and Dr. Marwa Majdi have joined the department as Research Assistant Professors. Mounir Chrit’s research focuses on addressing weather needs for Unmanned Aircraft Systems using trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, risk assessment, Research to Operations processes and Data Assimilation. He previously worked as a […]

ND NASA EPSCoR Research and Travel RFP – Spring 2024

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

Congratulations to the following proposals selected for funding: Research: Mounir Chrit, UND, Mesoscale-to-Microscale Coupling to Support Uncrewed Aircraft System Flight Planning and Operations Thomas Petros, UND, Can Rate of Skill Degradation After Periods of Nonuse be Predicted by Psychometric Measures of Cognitive Ability, Personality and EEG measures Taken During Original Learning? Travel: Anjali Sandip, UND, Deep […]

Mastering Space War: Space Studies Professor & Students Co-Authors.

Categories: Space Studies

  Professor Michael S. Dodge is a co-author of the recently published “Mastering Space War: the Advanced Strategies, Technologies, and Theories Needed for Victory” (ISBN-13: ‎978-1934840122). Space Studies graduate Bryant A.M. Baker  (MS.’ 21) and current Aerospace Science Ph.D. student Johnathon Martin each co-authored a chapter in the book. These chapters are The Warfighter’s Guide […]

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines work on XROOTS, which used the station’s Veggie facility to test liquid- and air-based techniques to grow plants rather than traditional growth media. NASA

ND NASA EPSCoR Request for Pre-Proposals & Reviewers – FY2024 ISS CAN

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines work on XROOTS, which used the station’s Veggie facility to test liquid- and air-based techniques to grow plants rather than traditional growth media. NASA

Overview: In response to the 2024 Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) – International Space Station Flight Opportunity (EPSCoR ISS) – NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) – Announcement Number: NNH24ZHA004C, the North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is soliciting pre-proposals from faculty at affiliate […]

ND NASA EPSCoR Request for Pre-Proposals & Reviewers – FY2024 R3 CAN

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

NASA Selections Made: Congratulations to the following faculty members on their successful NASA EPSCoR R3 CAN awards! Aaron Kennedy RFA-042, Identification of High Latitude Cloud, Aerosol, and Blowing Snow Layers with Machine Learning of Lidar and Polarimeter Data (SMD) Mijia Yang RFA-006: Multiscale Modeling of Fiber-Woven Composite through Fusion of NASMAT and Peridynamics, STMD Gautham […]

Space Studies attends Tripoli Rocketry Association’s 31st experimental rocket launch event.

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Marcos Fernández-Tous and GRA Bailey Carlson attended the Tripoli Rocketry Association’s BALLS 31st experimental rocket launch event in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, September 21-24, 2023. Dr. Fernández-Tous built and launched an Aerotech prototype at the event. The experience was incredible, and the surrounding scenario was astounding. Space Studies is already planning next year’s participation […]

Affiliate Synergistic and Collaborative Engagements across ND (ASCEND) Call for Proposals

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The NDSGC is now accepting proposals for the 2024 Affiliate Synergistic and Collaborative Engagements across ND (ASCEND) program   What: The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is soliciting applications for the Affiliate Synergistic and Collaborative Engagements across ND (ASCEND) program, which is designed to promote, develop, and expand NASA research and projects within North […]